these days? that's because american's waist lines are growing along with our refrigerators. new data shows they've expanded more than three cubic feet in the last 30 years. meanwhile, if you're trying to lose a few, the american beverage association is rolling out n soda machines with calorie counts on the buttons. finally, it may be 5:00 somewhere, but on john wayne's watch, it's always cocktail time. the $32,000 time piece is among $3 million worth of goods up for grabs at one connecticut jeweler, along with jewels from liz taylor and cher. well, coming up, the texans stay perfect, things get even in the major league, and tiger says i'm sorry. plus, five miles of pride. check out this unusual flag display. it's real. your sports headlines are straight ahead. the cold air continues to pour down from canada. it's heading for the great lakes next. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."